Journal article

Fidelity of motivational interviewing with families in high-caries-risk children

Amanda M Leske, Claire Mustchin, Nabina Bhujel, Sadna Rajan, Julie Satur

Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Motivational interviewing (MI) is a promising behavioural intervention for prevention of dental caries in children. Few studies have reported on fidelity of MI delivered in dental settings. The aim of this paper is to explore the fidelity of implementing MI in a clinical dental practice setting, as part of an intervention study investigating caries-preventive effects of MI delivered to high-caries-risk children and their primary caregivers. METHODS: Three oral health therapy clinicians trained in MI (counsellors) provided MI to high-caries-risk children and their primary caregivers. All MI sessions (n = 34) were audio-recorded and analysed using the MI Treatment Integrity code 4...

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